Two Songs from Trial by Jury by Gilbert and Sullivan




Throughout my teaching career, I have staged comic operas by G&S: their appeal is timeless and covers all age-groups. The music is readily accessible and memorable.

Trial by Jury was the first of their collaborations which I staged and one which I repeated later at another school, along with several others.

This arrangement is of two songs from the end of this operetta, lasting about two minutes. It can be used as a concert item or as a short encore.

Although arranged for an expanded orchestra, the instrumentation can be pared down, though, obviously, some of the tonal contrast would be lost.